5 Most Common Questions about HardiePlank Siding

5 Most Common Questions about HardiePlank Siding

most-common-questions-about-hardieplank-sidingHardiePlank siding is a fiber cement product that has become America’s leading kind of home siding, known for its durability, performance and strong curb appeal. With its resistance to the elements, non-combustibility, resistance to moisture, mold and insect infestation, low maintenance and other features, it continually outperforms other siding choices, such as vinyl and wood.

As Colorado’s siding specialist, here are questions we at SidingPro frequently receive about HardiePlank siding.

What is Fiber Cement Siding?

This refers to a composition of materials – including cement, ground sand, cellulose fiber, water, and various minor additives – that delivers the best durability and longevity on the market. With the longest track record, HardiePlank remains the industry leader in fiber cement siding.

Is HardiePlank Too Heavy for My House?

The durability of HardiePlank does come with a weight cost – it can weigh as much as 300 lbs per square (100 square feet) – much more than vinyl siding. That said, the weight of HardiePlank has never been an issue for any of SidingPro’s customers. You can use it with confidence.

Why Does HardiePlank Cost More Than Vinyl Siding?

HardiePlank is more expensive quite simply because it uses stronger materials and takes more time to produce. Even so, people are won over by its superior quality and performance, deciding that it provides much greater value for the money. It’s an investment that protects your home’s structure and resale value.

How Long Does HardiePlank Last?

Fiber-cement siding is famous for its long life, so you can count on newly installed HardiePlank enduring for decades. The company offers a 30-year warranty on all its products.

How Mold, Insect, Element and Fire Resistant is HardiePlank?

HardiePlank is completely sealed to keep out water and also includes moldicide, which stops mold from growing or spreading. Compared to other kinds of siding, HardiePlank is highly resistant to fire. It will not catch fire or contribute fuel to a fire elsewhere in the house or near it.

Termites and other wood-eating insects cannot bore through HardiePlank siding, preventing harmful infestations. HardiePlank also provides strong protection against rain, snow, hail, high winds and other types of environmental damage, and with its durability it provides this protection for a long time.

To get a free quote for HardiePlank Siding for your house, contact SidingPro today. We’ll come out to your home, listen to your needs and answer any question you may have. You’ll find out more about our exceptional HardiePlank siding products and how true service looks like.